When Patrick Corvington resigned as CEO of the Corporation For National And Community Service (CNCS) in April, the search was on for a replacement. 6 months later, that replacement has been found in Wendy Spencer.
Spencer, who was the CEO of the Governor's Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in Florida, was nominated for the position yesterday by President Barack Obama. She now must be approved by the U.S. Senate. The CNCS engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. The CNCS has been something of a punching bag for members of Congress, who have written legislation that appropriates $280 million for the agency, which has an overall budget of $1.09 million.
You can read the full story on Spencer's nomination, including reaction from key figures in the nonprofit sector, over on our website.